1975 · Beverly Hills, CA
Unsurprisingly, director Ashby's version of Woody Guthrie is a complex one, showing the legendary proletarian singer and activist as a man with contradictory virtues and faults. Drawing from a pivotal few years detailed in Guthrie's autobiography of the same name, the film follows Guthrie's initial migration west to escape the dust bowl, his discovery of the plight of migrant workers, his important encounter with singer Ozark Bole, and his subsequent (and problematic) reunion with his family. Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Music, and nominated for 4 others, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.
Brown titled wrappers, stamped with only the title on the front wrapper. Title page present, with a credit for screenwriter Getchell, noted as REVISED, and dated August 11, 1975. 129 leaves, mechanical duplication. Pages and wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads. (Inventory #: 120625)